Mike Smith to host high school coaching clinic

Falcons coach Mike Smith (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)

Falcons coach Mike Smith (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)

BIRDLAND – Falcons coach Mike Smith is set to host a coaching clinic for all Georgia High School Association head football coaches on Friday, April 16 at the team’s facilities in Flowery Branch.

The clinic, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., will include a tour of the football operation, dinner and specialized sessions with the coaches.

Smith, who used to recruit the Atlanta area as college coach, has found ways to give back to the high school coaches since being named the Falcons head coach.

Last December, Smith and the Falcons hosted a Salute to High School Football Luncheon for GHSA-affiliated head football coaches.

Last year’s coaches clinic was a success as more than 150 high school coaches attended. Smith stressed the importance of making a positive impact on the players.

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waynester

April 11th, 2010
10:43 pm

This isn’t just public relations on Mike Smith’s part–it’s who he really is. It’s also great PR! Forging good relationships with the coaching community can only help, and at the HS level it’s all about molding young guys into the men they’re going to become. HS coaches are in a position to make tremendous impacts in the lives of kids who can always use another positive male role-model. It’s quite a resposibility and they deserve some extra recognition. Good on ya’ Smitty!

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Iceman

April 11th, 2010
11:39 pm

Excellent! Smith has a lot of fire on the field, but is also by most accounts very kind and welcoming to his players, the media and fans. This clinic is a great thing!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 12th, 2010
12:00 am

A few of the coaches in Cobb County played for Smith in college.

FranktheFalcon

April 12th, 2010
12:48 am

Coach Smith, we appreciate you! You are the real deal!

collegedude

April 12th, 2010
1:18 am

Gotta love Smitty.

Falcon fans, come meet & have lunch with 3 Falcon’s legends & support a local charity at the same time. Jeff Van Note, Jessie Tuggle, & Buddy Curry will be there and have a Q&A session with those in attendence. Check it out here: http://www.falconnationcharities.org/lunchwithlegends.html

FalconsFan284

April 12th, 2010
1:34 am

I love this team because they are so generous with their time and are always willing to give back. Smitty is a great coach but a much better man. I hope the team continues to reflect his values and mirrors his image.

keith

April 12th, 2010
1:55 am

please email me the contact info for this clinic

coachchatin@yahoo.com

keith

April 12th, 2010
1:56 am

coachchattin@yahoo.com

couldnt spell my own name

LMAO

April 12th, 2010
6:41 am

Slow day at the ol AJC?

LMAO

April 12th, 2010
6:42 am

Oh yeah i almost forgot……… D.ORLANDO BEDWETTER!!!!!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 12th, 2010
10:44 am

Keith — Will forward you address along to the proper authorities.

keith

April 12th, 2010
12:48 pm

A Coach’s Gathering

April 16th, 2010
9:13 pm

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Sakoiya Herring

June 3rd, 2010
10:16 pm

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